Controversy has erupted over a herd of cows being allowed access to a New Zealand high country lake which contains a trout fishery. The incident has become big news Down Under because the cows were pastured on a farm owned by New Zealand's Supreme Court Chief Justice. This has attracted a lot of adverse comment.

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The responsible authorities let the Chief Justice off with a warning. But this sort of farm practice is widespread in NZ, which is why our rivers are under such stress.